Masters Programs in Gender Studies

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Gender Studies

Gender Studies

A master's degree is an opportunity to expand and deepen one's education in a particular field after graduating from college. Many professions require a master's degree in a related field, so students with particular career goals should keep this path of study in mind.

 

What is a Master in Gender Studies? This degree educates students about the complex issue of gender in modern society. Each program can have a specific focus, such as law, social work or sociology. However, all gender studies programs share the goal of preparing graduates for meaningful careers responding to societal conceptions of gender. Courses often touch on and incorporate elements of feminist revisionist history, intersectionality theory and politics.

 

Perhaps the most notable advantage to attaining a master's degree in gender studies is the heightened social awareness the curriculum affords students. A working knowledge of gender and the way it operates within society allows students to recognize similar cultural patterns and identify injustice in its many forms.

 

The costs associated with a Master in Gender Studies vary depending on the school's location and size. For the most up-to-date estimates of enrollment and registration costs, contact programs directly through the admissions office.

 

Many students may wonder what a master's degree in gender studies has to offer them in terms of careers. This degree opens the door to a wide range of professions, including continued research and teaching within academic circles, politics and law. As gender awareness rises, more employers seek educated individuals with a firm understanding of gender studies as consultants. Though many people who have not spent time studying gender do not realize it, gender studies is applicable to nearly every field, from media and film studies to health. Gender is everywhere, and graduates of these programs can do valuable work making it more visible to the general public.

 

Gender studies has much to offer, and more and more students are enrolling in programs every day. Use our searchable database of schools to find a program that matches your goals and interests. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master's Degree Programme in Social Exclusion

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective based in the humanities, and anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies. The programme taps into a set of topical global issues and brings to the surface relevant factors and dimensions that underlie the process of social exclusion; values, ideas, beliefs, trends, ideologies, practices in combination with individual and social agency, capabilities and power. The skillset provided by this programme is useful both for students seeking a career in a range of organisations and for those who are aiming for a career in research. [+]

Duration: 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study  

Degree awarded: Master of Arts, Master of Theology 

Annual intake: 20 

Tuition fee: 10 000 € for students from non-EU/EEA countries 

Contact:  socialex@abo.fi

In the midst of the growing diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world, people suffering from poverty, deprivation of legal rights, and cultural and social isolation has become a growing global concern. These issues are examples of a phenomenon termed social exclusion; a complex condition that extends beyond economic disadvantage and poverty. It is a multifaceted process through which people lose political, legal, and social agency, and through which they are stigmatized or discriminated against. Social exclusion is therefore closely linked to culture and history, how we interact and make boundaries, how we think about society, what we take to be true, and how we envision a good world.... [-]


Master's Degree In Gender Studies And Equality Policies

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Master in Gender Studies and Equality Policies provides a framework for theoretical study of basic concepts such as gender differences, power relations or cultural discourses that still maintain a status quo of inequality and discrimination. Knowing this framework we will liaise to undertake the analysis of the reality around us, focusing on methodologies of action to eradicate inequality and establish policies that reflect European, national and regional legislative provisions on equal opportunities. [+]

The Master's Degree in Gender Studies and Equality Policies offers a framework for the theoretical study of basic concepts such as gender difference, power relations or cultural discourses that still maintain a status quo of inequality and discrimination. Knowing this framework we will liaise to undertake the analysis of the reality around us, focusing on methodologies of action to eradicate inequality and establish policies that reflect European, national and regional legislative provisions on equal opportunities.

Justification title

Equality between women and men is a fundamental right that, however, is not reflected in everyday life in an effective and real way. Discriminatory attitudes are still rooted in our society and manifest as the source of many of the problems that still beset women today, preventing such equality.... [-]


Master in Women Directors Leadership Summit

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Women Directors Leadership Summit is an incisive program that aims at moving the focus from why women should be on boards and C-Suite positions to how they should perform for board excellence and leadership effectiveness. [+]

Masters in Gender Studies . The Women Directors Leadership Summit is an incisive program that aims at moving the focus from why women should be on boards and C-Suite positions to how they should perform for board excellence and leadership effectiveness. Several key research reports have cited the impact of competent solid women at board level: Catalyst, a research group focused on women’s advancement to senior leadership, found that Fortune 500 companies with more women directors, on average, outperformed those with fewer women board members on a broad range of financial indicators. In addition, Catalyst has found a strong correlation between the number of women on boards and in the C-Suite and ROI (Return on Investment) and ROE (Return on Equity) of company returns. The Credit Suisse Research Institute recently reported that net income growth over the past six years averaged 14% for companies with women directors compared to 10% for those with no female board members. Global Research findings show that there are several key consequences of gender-based heterogeneity for boardroom work, board governance, and group dynamics. These are: Enhanced dialogue Better decision making, including the value of dissent More effective risk mitigation and crisis management Higher quality monitoring of and guidance to management Positive changes to the boardroom environment and culture More orderly and systematic board work Positive changes in the behavior of men This program for top level women will equip them with the solid skills and safe network to enable their ability to overcome key impediments... [-]

Master in Gender Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. [+]

Master en Etudes genre Le Master en Etudes genre propose une lecture sexuée du monde social et des rapports de pouvoir qui le traversent. Les rapports sociaux de sexe constituent une dimension centrale de toute société et donc un axe de recherche incontournable pour les sciences sociales et humaines. Le Master a pour objectif de fournir aux étudiants des concepts et instruments pour comprendre et analyser les mutations actuelles du monde social dans une perspective interdisciplinaire. Cette dernière invite à utiliser des concepts partagés, à formuler des questionnements ciblés en fonction de la problématique du genre, tout en mobilisant les méthodes respectives des différentes disciplines. Programme d'études Enseignements obligatoires (30Crédits) : Genre et histoire; sociologie du genre; méthodologie; marché du travail; géographie du genre, actualités du genre, etc. Enseignements au choix et à option (30Crédits) : Sociologie des problèmes publics; Postcolonial Studies; genre, corps, sciences et biomédecine; migrations transnationales et rapports sociaux de sexe, de race et de classe, etc. Mémoire (30Crédits) Mobilité La Faculté permet la mobilité au niveau du Master pour un semestre. La mobilité est possible dès le 2e semestre. Le nombre de crédits est limité à un maximum de 30 crédits dans la faculté d’accueil. Le mémoire ne peut faire l’objet d’aucune équivalence. www.unige.ch/exchange Perspectives Professionnelles Le Master en études genre conduit à de nombreuses voies, tant en Suisse qu’à l’étranger: Recherche et enseignement Politiques publiques de l’égalité Ressources humaines en entreprise Formation et orientation professionnelles Journalisme et édition Gestion de projets liés à la promotion... [-]